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Elite


Published 1987


Published by
Firebird Licensees Inc.

Released
1987

Also For
Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, BBC Micro,
Commodore 64, MSX, NES, Tatung Einstein, ZX Spectrum

Genre
Action, Simulation

Perspective
1st-Person Perspective

Theme
Flight, Managerial, Sci-Fi / Futuristic

Description
Elite is a free-form space trading and combat simulation, commonly considered the progenitor of this sub-genre. The player initially controls a character referred to as "Commander Jameson", starting at Lave Station with 100 credits and a lightly armed trading ship called Cobra Mark III. Most of the game consists of traveling to various star systems, trading with their inhabitants, gaining money and reputation. Money can also be gained by other means beside trading; these include undertaking military missions, bounty hunting, asteroid mining, and even piracy. As the player character earns money, he becomes able to upgrade his ships with enhancements such as better weapons, shields, increased cargo capacity, an automated docking system, etc. The game utilizes pseudo-3D wire-frame graphics; its world is viewed from a first-person perspective. It has no overarching story, though a race known as Thargoids play the role of antagonists: their ships will often attack the player-controlled ship, forcing the player to engage in space combat. Combat is action-oriented, taking place in the same environment as the exploration. The player must use various weapons the ship is equipped with, as well as manoeuvre the ship, trying to dodge enemy attacks. The player can also choose to attack neutral ships; doing so will decrease the protagonist's reputation, eventually attracting the attention of the galactic police. Elite is notable for its expansive game world, consisting of eight galaxies and 256 planets. The player is free to travel to any of these planets, provided his ship has enough fuel for the trip (the ship's fuel capacity is limited for a journey to the distance of seven light years).

From Mobygames.com. Original Entry



Identifier msdos_Elite_1987
Emulator dosbox
Emulator_ext zip
Emulator_start elite/elite.exe
Mediatype software
Scanner Internet Archive Python library 0.7.5
Year 1987
Publicdate 2014-12-24 05:03:11
Addeddate 2014-12-24 05:03:11
Date 1987
Mobygames http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/elite
Backup_location ia905908_23

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Reviewer: Otmas - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 24, 2015
Subject: Best game in series
This game excels at producing a 3D world, especially for its time. Elite is a brilliant combination of great wireframe 3D graphics and an intriguing storyline.
Reviewer: Anthony Rice - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 17, 2015
Subject: One of the best games ever written
challenging as hell and still a lot of fun (although I prefer my old C64 and Amiga ports over this one).
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